It's draft season. The NFL draft is in just over a week, and tonight, it's the WNBA draft, which will no doubt see Caitlin Clark not only go in round 1, but we'll be seeing Iowa's own go to another "I" state as she turns pro.

The WNBA draft: what you need to know

Tonight the WNBA draft, emanating from the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York, will tipoff at 6:30 p.m. central time. We know Caitlin Clark got to town super early, since she appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend, filmed in New York City, not far from where the draft will be held.

Clark is almost guaranteed to be the first pick which this year belongs to the Indiana Fever. As a result, most Iowans are very likely to seek out Fever merchandise and look for the games on TV here in Iowa.

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Because Iowa doesn't have a pro-WNBA team, it's not hard to think of Iowans as Fever fans, and with Clark likely to keep her famous number 22 jersey, there's no doubt you'll start seeing Clark's Fever jerseys all over the Hawkeye State soon enough.

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WNBA Draft - all you need to know:

  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. (CDT) the WNBA Countdown will kick off at 6 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY 
  • CHANNEL: ESPN (cable) ESPN+ (streaming)

Clark is a slam-dunk (pun intended) to be picked first overall, other top prospects this year include:

  • Cameron Brink — C, Stanford
  • Kamilla Cardoso — C, South Carolina
  • Rickea Jackson — G/F, Tennessee
  • Jacy Sheldon — G, Ohio State
  • Aaliyah Edwards — F, UConn
  • Leila Lacan — G, France
  • Angel Reese — F/C, LSU
  • Nyadiew Puoch — F, Australia
  • Alissa Pili — F, Utah
  • Charisma Osborne — G, UCLA
  • Nika Muhl — G, UConn

Draft order (first five teams):

  • Indiana Fever
  • Los Angeles Sparks
  • Chicago Sky (from Phoenix)
  • Los Angeles Sparks (from Seattle)
  • Dallas Wings (from Chicago)

Going out to watch the draft? Maybe enjoy a delicious Iowa pork tenderloin while you're out.

All the Restaurants That Have Won Iowa's Best Pork Tenderloin Contest

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has been hosting their annual Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest since 2003! Here are all of the winning restaurants that are still in business as of January 2024:

Gallery Credit: Courtlin

Romantic Restaurants in the Corridor

With the help of GoogleYelp, and Trip Advisor, we put together a list of restaurants in the Corridor with menus that are considered to be a little more trendy or "upscale." Perfect for Valentine's Day or just a date night! Here are 25 in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas:

Gallery Credit: Courtlin

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